Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Textile Collages

When I'm not rug hooking, I absolutely love to stir up my creative juices by working on textile collages. Unlike hooking, where I'm following a pre-determined pattern, the collages demand that I completely loosen up and go with my instincts about the composition of a piece from start to finish.


Measures 12" x 16"
$60


Measures 12" x 16"
$100


Measures 8" x 10"
$60

New Rug Hooked Pieces

I've had a very productive winter.  Although the weather has been snowy and blustery, my upstairs loft is a joy to work in.  On sunny days, the light streams in on my work table; on dreary days I can still enjoy the beautiful and serene view of the lovely fields that stretch before me.  So, here are a few of the pieces I have finished over the past several months:

Hooked Bench Pad/Table Runner:  Flowers and Homestead

Measures 28 1/2" x 11"
$180


Hooked Bench Pad/Table Runner:  Classic Hit or Miss with navy background

Measures 29" x 12"
$180



Hooked Bench Pad/Table Runner:  Outstanding in their Field!

This piece is much longer than most I've done and would be ideal on a long bench or harvest table.


Measures 37" x  9 1/2"
$220



Hooked Chair Pad


Measures 11" in diameter
$65


Thursday, 11 January 2018

Rug Hooked Bench Pad/Table Runner

I was visiting friends on Christmas morning and was so pleased to see, on display on the breakfast table, this whimsical hooked runner I made a few years ago.




I love the idea that flowers can grow larger than houses, and was inspired to do another runner (or bench pad!) with a similar theme.
Rug Hooked Bench Pad/Table Runner
Measures 11" x 28 1/2"
$180

Textile Collages


I have long been drawn to the art of slow stitching - mindful, organic, hand stitching. It can come in many forms such as quilting, textile collages, and even mending.  Over the years, I collected beautiful bits of fabric, lace, antique handkerchiefs, and ribbon, determined that one day I would focus on this contemplative art form.  So, last year, when a broken arm kept me from pursuing other, more strenuous projects, I dug into my collection of beautiful old textiles.  Over the six weeks of healing, I let the colours and textures speak to me as I worked them into a collection of lovely fabric collages. Although the collages were created some time ago, I used the quiet (and very cold) time after this year's holidays to finally display them properly.  Wooden artist palets, painted white, were turned into shadow boxes; textiles were mounted on foamcore to create a three dimensional effect.  I love the way they turned out!



8" x 10"
$60

8" x 10"
$60

SOLD

12" x 16"
$100

12" x 16"
$100






Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Rug hooked chair pads.

A series of rug hooked chair pads .... hot off the hoop! In the tradition of rug hookers of long ago, I use only recycled materials. Recently, I've been using recycled burlap coffee bags which, unlike the finer "hairless" burlap, will leave visible fine burlap fibres. With use and wear, these little fibres should eventually work their way into the fabric.

Each chair pad measures approximately 11 1/2" in diameter; $65 each.  ALL SOLD





Sunday, 15 October 2017

Rug Hooked Bench Pad/Runner

Another in my recent series of "hit or miss" rug hooked bench pads, the rich browns and vibrant autumn colours of this piece would be sure to add a touch of warmth to any space.
Hooked with recycled wool on burlap, this piece measures 27 1/2" x 11".
$180  

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Hooked rug

The fall weather continues to be glorious for working outside and this new piece seems to reflect the cheerful mood of the season!   I'm kind of in love with the way the vivid reds show up on the mottled green (hand-dyed) background.   The rug, hooked with wool on burlap, measures 33" x 20 1/2";  $380.


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Rug hooked bench pad, chair pad, hot pads and coasters!

It's been an absolutely beautiful start to fall, so I'm taking advantage of the lovely weather and the front porch to continue my work. Here are a few new rug hooked pieces that I've just completed.


The bench pad is done in a "hit or miss" design using strips of wool fabric; the background is hooked with yarn.  The soft colours and simple design would work well in a rustic or contemporary setting.
 Measures 28" x 10 1/2";  $180.00

SOLD

Fun and functional -  this"coneflower" hot pad was hooked with wool on burlap in rustic autumn tones.  
Measures 8 1/2" x 8 1/2";  $40.00
SOLD




More fun and functional - a  primitive style hot pad hooked with wool on burlap in a heart design.  
Measures 8" x 8 1/2"; $40.00
SOLD

Rug hooked chair pads add so much life to an old wooden chair!
This piece was hooked  with wool on burlap in the "hit or miss" style.
Measures 11" in diameter; $65
SOLD
I love these colourful hooked coasters!
Each measures approx. 4 1/2" square; $28 ea.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Last Day of Market!

I can hardly believe that tomorrow is my last day at the Lakefield Farmers Market.  (Market continues until Thanksgiving weekend for most other vendors - and local produce is at its best!)

I have two more hooked pieces that I'll be taking along with me tomorrow.  It seems, without even realizing it, that I've been tending towards the autumn colours now that summer is nearly at an end.

Rug Hooked Hot Pad - with a cheerful coneflower design.  This piece measures 8" x 8"; $40.00  SOLD



Rug Hooked Bench Pad/Table Runner - measures 28" x 8 1/2"; $160  SOLD


Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Rug Hooked Hot Pad

Here's another new piece that will be going off to market tomorrow.  This brightly coloured hot pad was hooked with a wide cut wool on burlap.  The piece measures 8" x 8";  $40.   SOLD